Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Chemistry
Dr. A. Venkataramana
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Chemistry
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: raman_chem@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472 263292 (O)
Tel No.: +91 8472 263295 (O)
Residence
H.No.2-907/77/44, Swasa, infront of Bhavani Temple
Gubbi Colony
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 245995 (R)
+91 9880801017 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 10th Jan., 1959
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Karnatak University, Dharwad 1982
Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, University of Poona, Poona

Title : “Synthesis and Properties of Gamma Ferric Oxide”

1987

Post Doctoral(Res. Assoc.)

School of Materials Science, University of Manchester & UMIST, Manchester, UK

Title : “Employing different Chimie douce approach for the synthesis of Mn-Zn Ferrites as deflection yokes and power transformers”

1996

Post Doctoral(Res. Scientist)

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Title: “Synthesis and Studies of GMR Materials

2000

Post Doctoral(Res. Scientist)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

Title: “Synthesis and studies on some novel Amphiphilic Polymer Conetworks”

 

2006

Staff

Awarded Erasmus mundus, swagata Action plane-2(Eurpoean union-2) fellowship 3 months in Spain to work on materials chemistry.

 

Areas of Specialization

1.

Materials Chemistry: synthesis, characterisation and studies of functional materials (ceramic, polymer composites and conducting polymers) 

2.

Nano Chemistry and Nano science: synthesis of Nanomaterials through wet chemical, microbiological and bio routes. Characterisation of Nanomaterials, and studies on nobel metal nanoparticles (bare and functional) as contrast agents

3.

Solid state reactions.

4.

Drug delivery system

5.

High Energy Materials

6. H. index 14 (Source –Scopus, Detaille data base) Citations > 1042
7.

Lectures delivered: No. of Popular lectures in Science: 55.

No. of Lectures delivered at National Conferences/Seminars/Symposia etc.: 50.

No. of lectures delivered at Int.Nat.Conf./seminars: 15 (including, Lectures/inv. talks at Univ. of Manchester, Hungarian academy of sciences, Budapest, Center for funct. Materials Inje univ. South Korea, Indian Inst of Sci, Bangalore].

8.

No. of Lectures delivered under INSPIRE program: 25.

Mentor, INSPIRE Program in Chemistry, by DST (GOI, no.2046).

9.

Revive Article: 2

Teaching Experience : 22 years
Sl.No. Post held Name of the Institute/University

Period

1.

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Sardar Patel University (Department of Chemistry)

1986 – 1991.

2. Sr. Lecturer Sardar Patel University (Department of Chemistry)

1991 to 1993

3. Reader in Physical Chemistry Gulbarga University (Department of Chemistry)

1993 to 2001

4. Professor of Chemistry

Gulbarga University (Department of Chemistry)

2001 onwards.

5.

Professor and Chairman

(founder Chairman)

Gulbarga University (Department of Materials Science)

1.       2004-06.

2.       2011-13.

Administrative Experience :
1. Chairman, Department of Materials Science from 2004 to 2006 and 2011 to 2013.
2. Chairman, Board of Studies in Materials Science from 2004 to 2006 and 2011 to 2013.
3.

Co-Coordinator-X Plan, for UGC-Establishment of Materials Science Department at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

4.

Core Committee Member-XI Plan proposal submission to UGC from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

5. In charge for Physical Chemistry Section, Dept. of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1998 to 2000, 2013 onwards.
6. Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Sugar Technology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, and other universities.
7. Regional Editor, (India) for Journal of Thermal Analysis and Colarimetry (Springer Publication 2006 to 2009).
8. Editor for Materials Science Research India, (Oriental Publications, Bhopal, India).
9. National Advisory Committee Member, Res. Journal, Advs. in Appl. Res., PSGR Krishnammal College for Women.
10. Academic council member, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 2011 to 2013.
11. Local advisory committee member, District Science Center, Gulbarga (2012 onwards).
12. Mentor inspire programme in Chemistry (DST, Govt. of India) No. 2046.
13. Coordinator, GUG-PEL research program in Teaching and Research.
Research Guidance

● Doctor of Philosophy:

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Vijay Hiremath Synthesis and Studies of g-Fe2O3. 2000
2. B Govindraj Studies on Some Ferrite-Polymer Composites. 2003
3. N N Mallikarjuna Synthesis, Characterization and Studies on Some Ferrite-Polymer composites. 2003
4. Arunkumar Lagashetty Synthesis and Studies of Some Polymer- Ceramic Composites. 2004
5. Vijayanand Havanoor Synthesis and Studies on Some Metal oxides and Metal oxide Polymer Composites. 2005
6. Basavaraja S Synthesis, Characterization and studies of some interesting metal oxides. 2008
7. Balaji .D.S.

Synthesis, Characterizations and Studies some interesting metal, ceramic polymer composites.

2009
8. Mahesh D. B. Synthesis Characterization and Studies of Some Metal Oxides and Its Polymeric nano Composites. 2010
9. Swaruparani H. Synthesis, characterization and studies of novel conducting polymers and their composites. 2011
10. Prithviraj Swamy Synthesis and Studies on Some interesting Metal oxides. 2011
11. Sridhar R. Pande Processing  Characterization and Studies on Some Bentonite-Polymer composites. 2013
12. Sharanabasava V Ganachari Synthesis, Characterization and Studies on Some important noble metal & metal oxide nanoparticles as energy materials (collaboration with R and D center, PEL, Hyderabad). 2013
Total No. of pursing Doctor of Philosophy:- 11 Students  

● Master of Philosophy:

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

       
Research Projects

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned lakhs

1. Novel materials for high energy reaction. PEL 2011-2014  9.24
2. Synthesis, characterization and screening of silver and gold nano sensors as antineoplastic (anticancer)  UGC, New Delhi 2012-15  10.15 

Completed

1. Synthesis of metal oxides by thermal decomposition of metal carboxylates UGC Minor research Project 1988-1990 0.1
2. Synthesis and studies of g-Fe2O3 for Magnetic recording and Memory devices UGC , New Delhi 1998-2001 3.00
3. Synthesis of some important ceramic materials employing some novel chimie douce approach UGC, New Delhi 2003-2006 6.60
4. Synthesis, Characterization and Physio-Chemical Studies of Novel Polymeric Nano Composites DST, New Delhi 2005-08 9.07
5. Coordinator for UGC sponsored Innovative Programme in Materials Chemistry - 40.0 L + 2 staff (one lecturer and one secretarial assistant) under frontier and emerging areas in teaching and research.  UGC sponsored Innovative Programme. 2007-12  40.0
6. Biosynthesis of some noble metal and metal chalcogenide nanoparticles by UGC, New Delhi.  UGC, New Delhi 2008-2011  5.64
7. Irradiation studies of some important bio functionalized nanoparticles. BRNS, Mumbai. 2009-2012 20.53
Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received
1.

Awarded Erasmus Mundus, Svagata Plan – 2 fellowship (sponsored by European Union), to work at Spain, under staff exchange (to work at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain) 2015.

2.

Awarded INDO-HUNGARIAN Fellowship for research at Hungarian Institution by UGC New Delhi, 2006; worked at Materials and Polymer Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

3.

INSA-Visiting Fellowship 2000 in Materials Science, awarded by INSA, New Delhi, to work with Prof. C N R Rao, JNCASR, Bangalore on GMR Materials.

4.

COMMONWEALTH ACADEMIC STAFF FELLOWSHIP awarded by the Commonwealth high commission in UK, for the year 1995-96, in the field of Materials Science worked with Prof. F.R. Sale, School of Materials Science, Manchester University, Manchester, UK.

5.

YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD in Inorganic Chemistry section, at the XII, Indian Council of Chemists (ICC), held at Kakatiya University, Warangal, 1993.

6. FIRST PRIZE at the fourth annual Poona University Research student’s seminar, 1986, held at Poona University, Pune.
List of Publications
1. .Synthesis of g-Fe2O3 by thermal decomposition of FeC4H4O4.4H2O, Venkataraman, et al., Thermochimica acta, 112 (1987) 231-43.
2. Synthesis of g-Fe2O3 by thermal decomposition of FeC4H2O4.1/2 H2O as starting material. A. Venkataraman, V.A. Mukhedkar, MM Rahaman, A. K. Nikumbh and A.J. Mukhedkar , Thermochimica acta, 115 (1987) 215-27.
3. Studies on the formation of g-Fe2O3 by thermal decomposition of ferrous malonate dihydrate, M.M. Rahaman, V.A. Mukhedkar, A. Venkataraman ,S. B. Kulkarni and A.J. Mukhedkar, thermochimica acta., 125 (1988) 173-90.
4. Some magnetic properties of g-Fe2O3 synthesized from ferrous fumerate half hydrate, Venkataraman and A.J. Mukhedkar, J. Mater. Sci., 23 (1988) 3505-08.
5. Synthesis of g-Fe2O3 by thermal decomposition of FeC4H4O6.2.5H2O, A. Venkataraman, V.A. Mukhedkar and A.J. Mukhedkar, J. Therm. Anal., 35 (1989) 2115-24.
6. Use of d.c. electrical conductivity as a supplementary technique in thermal analysis, Venkataraman and A.J. Mukhedkar, ibid, 36(4) (1990) 1495-03.
7. Studies on the mechanism of thermal dehydration of cobalt oxalate di  hydrate, A. Venkataraman, N.V. Sastry and Arabinda Ray, J. Phys. & Chem. Solids, 54(5) (1992) 681-85.
8.

Some electrical and magnetic properties of g-Fe2O3, Venkataraman A, Bull. Mater. Sci., 16(1) (1993) 51-54.

9. Kinetics of thermal dehydration of FeC4H4O6.2.5H2O employing DSC traces, A. Venkataraman and Manojkumar C Patel, Thermochimica Acta, 242 (1994) 249-51.
10. Synthesis and properties of g-Fe2O3, M.M. Rahman and A. Venkataraman, Ind. Prod. Finder (India), (May 1994) 249-50.
11. Synthesis and characterization of g –Fe2O3   samples from iron (II) carboxylate precursors. MM Rahaman and A Venkataraman, Industrial product finder, 1994, 299-501.
12. Studies on hydrogen ferrite phase in g-Fe2O3 synthesized from ferrous fumerate half hydrate precursor, Venkataraman A, J. Therm. Anal., 46(1) (1996) 219-24.
13. Studies on the thermal dehydration of FeC4H4O6. 2.5H2O and its molecular structure from infrared spectral data, Monoj C Patel, Arabinda Ray and A. Venkataraman, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 58(5) (1997) 749-54.
14. Macromolecular behaviour of polystyrene, MVN Ambika Prasad, A P Gnanaprasad, B Krishnamurthy and A. Venkataraman, Asian J. Phys., 9(4) (2000) 909-916.
15. A New route to g-Fe2O3 synthesis, A. Venkataraman, Vijay A Hiremath, S.K. Date and S.D. Kulkarni, Bull. Mater. Sci., 24 (2001) 617-21.
16.

Synthesis of gamma ferric oxide by thermal decomposition of ferrous gluconate dihydrate precursor, M.M. Rahaman and A. Venkataraman, J. Therm. Anal. & Cal., 68 (2002) 91-101.

17. Low temperature synthesis of MoO3 through the use of NH2OH.HCl as reducing agent, N.N. Mallikarjuna and A. Venkataraman, Ind. J. Engg. Mater. Sci., 8 (2001) 303-06.
18. Low cost synthesis of gamma ferric oxide, Vijay A Hiremath and A. Venkataraman, Ind. Prod. Finder, 29(10) (2001) 300-02.
19. Synthesis of MoO3 by the thermal decomposition of Molybdenum acetylacetonate sol gel, N N Mallikarjuna, A. Venkataraman, J. Therm. Anal. & Cal., 69 (2002) 901-907.
20. Synthesis of g –Fe2O3 by thermal decomposition of ferrous gluconate dehydrate precursor, M. M. Rahman and A. Venkataraman, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 68, 2002, 91-101.
21. Combustion derived ultrafine g-Fe2O3: structure, morphology and thermal studies, N N Mallikarjuna, B Govindraj, Arunkumar L, and A Venkataramana, J. Therm. Anal. & Cal., 71 (2003) 915-25.
22. Synthesis of cobalt ferrite by thermal decomposition of citrate precursor and by a self-propagating combustion reaction, N.N. Mallikarjuna, Arunkumar L and A Venkataraman, J. Therm. Anal. & Cal., 74 (2003) 819-826.
23. Combustion synthesis of nanosized g-Fe2O3: structure, electrical and dielectric studies, N N Mallikarjuna and A Venkataramana, Ind. J. Engg. & Mater. Sci., 10 (2003) 50-58.
24. Dielectric, electrical and infrared studies of g-Fe2O3 prepared by combustion method, Vijay A Hiremath and A Venkataramana, Bull. Mater. Sci., 26 (2003) 391-96.
25. Adsorption study of lead ions on g-Fe2O3Thiourea complex composite, Arunkumar L, N N Mallikarjuna and A Venkataramana, Ind. J. Chem. Tech., 10 (2003) 63-68.
26. Adsorption of lead ions on g-Fe2O3: Formation of surface ternary complex on ligand complexation, N N Mallikarjuna and A Venkataramana, Talanta 60 (2003) 139-47.
27. Synthesis of a-Fe2O3 dispersed poluvinyl alcohol nanocomposite films, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, N.N. Mallikarjuna and A. Venkataraman, Asian J. Chem., 15 (3&4) (2003) 1500-1506.
28. Adsorption studies of Calcium ions on a-Fe2O3 dispersed in natural rubber composite: structure, morphology and thermal study, Vijayanad H, Arunkumar L, N N Mallikarjuna and Venkataramana A, Asian. J. Chem., 15(1) (2003) 79-83.
29. Heat capacity studies on thermal dehydration reactions of some metal oxalates: A. Venkataraman, Vijnana Ganga, 3(3&4) (2003) 52-56.
30. A survey of some important conducting polymers, B.S. Padmaja and A. Venkataraman, Vijnana Ganga, 3 (3&4) (2003) 110-118.
31. Thermal dehydration studies of some metal carboxylate, A. Venkataraman Gul. Univ. J. Sci. & Tech., (2004) 000.
32. Studies on g-Fe2O3-High-Density Polyethylene Composites and their additives, Govindraj, N. V. Sastry and A. Venkataraman, J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 92 (2004) 1527-1533.
33. Thermal and Morphological Studies on g-Fe2O3 Polystyrene Composites and the Effect of Additives, B. Govindraj, N. V. Sastry and A. Venkataraman, J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 93 (2004) 778-788.
34. A study on g-Fe2O3 Loaded Poly (methyl methacrylate) Nanocomposites, N. N. Mallikarjun, A. Venkataraman, T. M. Aminabhavi, J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 94 (2004) 2551-2554.
35. Combustion Synthesis of Nanosized g-Fe2O3: Structure, Morphology and Bonding, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, S. Basavaraja, Balaji. S. D and A. Venkataraman, Mater. Sci. Res. Ind. 02(1) (2004) 13-16.
36. Synthesis of some ceramic materials employing microwave and combustion method, Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Inorganic Materials, Recent Advances” edited by Dhirendra Bahadur, Satish Vitta and Om Prakash, Narosa Publications, New Delhi (2004).
37. Adsorption Study of Pb2+ Ions on Nanosized SnO2, Synthesized by Self- Propagating Combustion Reaction, Arunkumar Lagashetty and A.Venkataraman, Bull. Mater. Sci, 27(6) (2004) 491-495.
38. The g-Fe2O3 dispersed polyethylene glycol nanocomposite: structure, morphology and thermal studies, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, Basavaraja S and Venkataraman A, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, CPS25, 787-795, being held at CUSAT, Cochin during 16-17th Jan., 2004.
39. Synthesis of MoO3 and its polyvinyl alcohol nanostructured film, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, S. Basavaraja and A.Venkataraman, Bull. Mater. Sci., 28(5) (2005) 477-82.
40. Novel high dielectric constant nanocomposites of polyanaline dispersed with g-Fe2O3 nanoparticals, N. N. Mallikarjun, S. K. Manohar, P. V. Kulkarni, A. Venkataraman, and T. M. Aminabhavi, J Appl. Poly. Sci., 97(5) (2005) 1868-1874.
41. Polymer Nanocomposites, Arunkumar Lagashetty and A Venkataraman, Resonance, (July 2005) 49-60.
42. Uses of a-Fe2O3 as Solid Adsorbents, Jatingaray Shakhapure, H Vijayanand, S Basavaraja, Vijay Hiremath, and A Venkataraman, Bull. Mater. Sci., 28(7) (2005) 713-718.
43. Synthesis and Characterization of Polyimide-g-Fe2O3 Nanocomposite, H.V. Vijayanand, L. Arunkumar, P.M. Gurubasawaraj, P.M. Veeresha Sharma, S. Basavaraja, A. Saleem, A. Venkataraman, Anil Ghanwat, and N.N. Maldar, J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 103 (2007) 834-840.
44. Density-Functional Study of Au-Cu Binary Clusters of small size (n=6): Effect of structure on Electronic Properties, Laxmikanth Joshi, G. Krishna Chaitanya, S. Basavaraja, K. Bhanuprakash and A. Venkataraman, J. Molecular Structure THEOCHEM, 803 (2007) 89-93.
45.

Characterization of g-Fe2O3 nanoparticles synthesized through self-propagating combustion route, Basavaraja S, Vijayanand H and Venkataraman A, Deshpande U P, Shripathi T, Syn. React. Inorg. Metal. Org. Nano-Metal Chem. 37 (2007) 409-412.

46.

Microwave-assisted route for synthesis of nanosized metal oxides, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, S. Basavaraja, S.D. Balaji and A. Venkataraman, Sci. Techn. Adv. Mater, 8 (2007) 484-493.

47. Chemoselective transfer hydrogenation reactions over nanosized g-Fe2O3 catalyst prepared by novel combustion route. Sachin Usonavane, Manoj B. Gawnde, Radha V. Jayram., Catalysis communications. 8(2007)1803-06.
48. Extracellular biosynthesis of functionalized silver nanoparticles by strains of cladosporium cladosporioides fungus. D.S. Balaji, S. Basavaraja, Raghunadan Deshpande, D. Bedre Mahesh B.K. Prabhakar and A. Venkataraman., Collides and surfaces B: Biointerfaces., 68(1)(2009)88-92 (most cited, Scopus)
49. Extracellular bio-stabilization of Au-Ag bimetal Nanoparticles using fungus Strain Cladosporium Cladosporioides. Balaji D.S., S. Basavaraja,   Raghunadan Deshpande, Mahesh D. Bedre Belwadi Krishnamurty Prabhakar and A. Venkataraman., Research article, Pharmakine. 1(2008)12-16.
50. Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the fungus fusarium semictectum. S. Basavaraja, Balaji D.S, Arunkumar lagashetty, A.H.Rajasab and A. Venkataraman. Materials Research Bulletin. 43, (2008) 1164 -70. (Scopus, Most cited, 105, citations).
51. Biosynthesis and stabilization of Au and Au-Ag alloy nanoparticles by fungus, Fusarium semitectum. Balaji D.S., S. Basavaraja,   Raghunadan Deshpande, Mahesh D. Bedre Belwadi Krishnamurty Prabhakar and A. Venkataraman. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. 9, 2008, 1-6.
52. Combustion synthesis of LiMn2O4 by thermal decomposition of Oxalate precursors. Arunkumar lagashetty, H. V. Vijayanand, S. Basavaraja, A. Venkataraman. Indian journal of Chemical Technology, 15, 2008, 41-44.
53. Preparation characterization and characterization of cobalt oxide nanoparticles via solution combustion method. Mahesh D. Bedre, S. Basavaraja, Raghunadan Deshpande, Balaji. D. S. and A. Venkataraman. Nanoscience and nanotechnology an Indian journal. 3(1), 2009, 5-8.
54. Metal oxide dispersed in polyvinyl alcohol nano composites. Arunkumar, S. Basavaraja. M. Bedre and A. Venkataraman. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science. 51(4), 2009, 297-306.
55. Interpretation of partial thermal decomposition mechanism of Dy2 (SO4)3.8H2O Thermal, electrical and spectroscopic techniques. S. Basavaraja, A. Venkataraman and Arabinda Ray. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 96, 2009, 419-425.
56. Studies on Properties of Polyaniline-Dodecyl benzene Sulfonic Acid Composite Films Synthesized Using Different Oxidants. C. Basavaraja, R. Pierson, and Do Sung Huh* A. Venkataraman and S. Basavaraja. Macromolecular Research. 17(8), 2009, 609-615.
57. Transport Properties of Polypyrrole Films Doped with Sulphonic Acids. B.Basavaraja, Na Ri Kim, Eun Ae Jo, R. Pierson, Do Sung Huh,* and A. Venkataraman. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc., 30(11), 2009, 2701-06.
58. Highly crystalline uniform nanostructured polyaniline doped with H2SO4. H. Swaruparani, S. Basavaraja, A. Venkataraman. Macromolecule an indian journal. 5(1-2), 2009, 34-39.
59. A new appproch to solubility and proceessability to polyaniline by poly (aniline –co-o-anisidine) conducting copolymers. H. Swaruparani, S. Basavaraja, A. Venkataraman. Materials Science Research India. 6(2), 2009, 335-342.
60. Utilization of sign tones in global warming and climate changes studies. Raghavendra N.R., Venkataraman A, Sharanabasava V Ganachri, Mahesh D Bedre. Global warming and challenges. 52, 2010, 184-192.
61. Rapid biosynthesis of irregular shaped gold nanoparticles from macerated aqueous extracellular dired clove buds (syzygium aromaticum) solution. Deshpande Raghunandan, Mahesh D.  Bedre, Basawaraj.S, S.D. Balaji, Manjunath Sooganna Yalagatti and A. Venkataramana. Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces., 79, 2010, 235-240
62. Metal oxides dispersed natural rubber nano composite: structure, morphology and thermal studies. Arunkumar lagashetty, S. Basavaraja and A.Venkataraman. International conference on communication, computation, control &nanotechnology (INC- 2010) @ BHALKI. 2010.
63. A new approach to soluble polyaniline and its copolymers with toluidines. H.Swaruparani, S. Basavaraja, C. Basavaraja, Do Sung Huh, A.Venkataraman. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 117, 2010, 1350-60
64. Preparation and charecterisation of polyanilineNiO nanocoposites via interfasial polymerization. Mahesh D. Bedre, S. Basavaraja, Raghunadan Deshpande, Balaji.D.S, Arunkumar lagashetty, B.Govindaraj, A.Venkataraman. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 152(2), 2010, 149-154
65. Preparation and charecterisation of Magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Mahesh D. Bedre, Raghunadan Deshpande, S. Basavaraja, Balaji. D. S., Arunkumar lagashetty A.Venkataraman. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 52(3), 2010, 209-214.
66. Preparation and characterization, and thermal studies of γ-Fe2O3 and CuO dispersed polycarbonate nanocomposites. Arunkumar lagashetty, H .vijayanand, S. Basavaraja, Mahesh D. Bedre and A Venkataraman.  Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 99, 2010, 577-581.
67. Lead adsorption study on combustion derived γ-Fe2O3 surface. Arunkumar lagashetty, H .vijayanand, S. Basavaraja, N.N. Mallikarjuna and A Venkataraman.  Bull. Mater. Sci., 33(1), 2010, 1-6.
68. Structural studies of clay minarals and elemental analysis for metallurgical studies. Raghavendra N.R., Venkataraman A, Purushottama R Reddy. Journal of metallurgy and matrials physics. 2, 2011, 134-139
69. Acid activation and its characterization of Gulbarga city bentonite clay. Shridhar Pande, Arunkumar lagashetty, C. D. Madhusoodana and A Venkataraman. Materials science research india. 8(2), 2011, 283-288.
70. Microwave-Assisted Rapid Extracellular synthesis of stable bio-functionalized silver nanoparticles from guava (psidium guajava) leaf extract. Deshpande Raghunandan, Mahesh D.  Bedre, Basawaraj. S, S. D. Balaji, Manjunath Sooganna Yalagatti and A. Venkataramana. J Nano part Res. 13, 2011, 2021-28.
71. Salvo thermal synthesis and characterization of acicular γ -Fe2O3 nano particles. D. S. Balaji, Mahesh D Bedre, D. Raghunandan, P.M. Prithviraj Swamy and A. Venkataraman. Bull. Mater. Sci., 34(7), 2011, 1313-17.
72. Solvothermal synthesis and characterization of acicular α - Fe2O3 nanoparticles. S. Basavaraja, D S Balaji, Mahesh D Bedre, D Raghunandan, P M Prithviraj Swamy and A.Venkatraman. Bull. Mater. Sci., 34, 2011, 1313-17.
73. Barium ferrite nanoparticles prepared by self-propagating low-temperature combustion method and its characterization. P M Prithviraj Swamy, S. Basavaraja, Vijayanand Havnoor, N.V. Srinivasa Rao, R.  Nijagunappa and A.Venkataraman. Bull. Mater. Sci. 34, 2011, 1319-23.
74. Synthesis and characterization of zinc ferrite nanoparticles obtained by self-propagating   low-temperature combustion method. P M Prithviraj Swamy, S. Basavaraja, Arunkumar Lagashetty, N.V. Srinivasa Rao, R.    Nijagunappa and A.Venkataraman, Bull. Mater. Sci , 34(7), 2011, 1325-30
75. Photo-Irradiated Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Edible Mushroom Pleurotus florida and Their Antibacterial Activity Studies. Ravishankar Bhat, Raghunandan Deshpande, Sharanabasava V. Ganachari, Do Sung Huh, and A. Venkataraman, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications. 2011, 1-7
76. Microwave-Assisted Rapid Extracellular Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Carom Seed (Trachy spermum copticum) Extract and in vitro Studies. Deshpande Raghunandan, Prashant Arunkumar Borgaonkar, Basawaraj Bendegumble, Mahesh Dhondojirao Bedre, Mantripragada Bhagawanraju, Manjunath Sooganna Yalagatti, Do Sung Huh, Venkataramana  Abbaraju . American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2, 2011, 475-483.
77. Synthesis and Characterization of SnO2 by alginate template method. Shivanand Kalshetty, Basavaraja S., Mahesh D.Bedre, Raghunandan Deshpande,   Venkataraman. A., Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 53, 2011, 175-181.
78. Anti-cancer studies of noble metal nanoparticles synthesized using different plant extracts. Deshpande Raghunandan, Bhat Ravishankar , Ganachari Sharanbasava, D. Bedre Mahesh, Vasanth Harsoor, Manjunath S. Yalagatti, M. Bhagawanraju, A. Venkataraman. Cancer Nano, 2, 2011, 57-65.
79. Interfacial polymerization prepared PANI-ZnO nanocomposites. Sindhu Honmute, Mahesh Bedre Raghunandan Deshapande, Ravishankhar Bhat, Sharanabasava Ganachari and A. Venkataraman. Lilavati-5, Procedings of the National Womens Science Congress. 2012, 315-317.
80. Studies on PANI-PVA, IPN thin films. Sindhu Honmute, Sharanabasava Ganachari and A. Venkataraman. Int. J. Res., 01, 2012, 102-06.
81. Synthesis and characterization of nickel oxide nanoparticles by self-propagating low temperature combustion method. Sharanabasava V. Ganachari, Ravi Shankar Bhat, Raghunandan Deshpande and Venkataraman A. J .Recent Research in Science and Technology. 4(4), 2012, 50-53.
82. Studies on Polyaniline-polyvinyl alcohol (PANI-PVA) interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) thin films. Sindhu Honmute, Sharanabasava Ganachari, Ravishankar Bhat, HMP Naveen Kumar, Do Sung Huh, A. Venkataraman.  International Journal of Science Research., 01,2012,102-106
83. Synthesis, Characterization and Studies of PANI-MMT Nano composites. Sridhar Pande, Swaruparani H, Mahesh D. Bedre, Ravishankar Bhat, Raghunadan Deshpande, A. Venkataraman. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2(4), 2012, 90-98.
84. Gas Sensing Characteristic of Biofunctionalized gold nanoparticles. Sharanabasava V. Ganachari, Raghunandan Deshpande, Ravishankar Bhat, N.V. Srinivasa Rao, Do Sung Huh, A. Venkataraman, Journal of Bionanoscience, 5, 2012, 1-6.
85.

Large scale synthesis and characterization of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles by self-propagating low temperature combustion method. Sharanabasava V.Ganachari, Venugopal K. Joshi, Ravishankar Bhat, Raghunandan Deshpande, Basavaraja Salimath, N. V. Srinivasa Rao, A. Venkataraman, Int. Journal of Science Research.,

01(02) (2012) 77-79.

86. Synthesis, Characterization and Studies of PANI-MMT Nanocompoisites. Sridhar Pande, Swaruparani H, Mahesh D. Bedre, Ravishankar Bhat , Raghunadan Deshpande, A. Venkataraman. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2, 2012, 90-98.
87.

Extracellular Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Fungi Penicillium diversum and Their Antimicrobial Activity Studies. Sharanabasava V. Ganachari, Ravishankar Bhat, Raghunandan Deshpande, A. Venkataraman

Bio Nano Sci. 2012.

88. Preparation and Characterization of Polyaniline-Co3O4 Nano composites via Interfacial Polymerization. Mahesh D. Bedre, Raghunandan Deshpande, Basavaraj Salimath, Venkataraman Abbaraju. American Journal of Materials Science. 2(3), 2012, 39-43.
89. Microwave – assisted rapid biosynthesis of stable silver nano patricles using clove buds (syzygium aromaticum) solution. Raghunandan Deshpande, Mahesh D. Bedre, Basavaraj Salimath, Balaji Sawle, Manjunath Yalagatti, Venkataraman A. NanoLife. 2, 2012, 1-5.
90. Use of liquid-liquid interface for synthesis of maghemite nanocrystals. Basavaraja, S., Sawle, B.D., Bedre, M.D., Ragunandan, D., Arunkumar, L. Vijayanand H, Venkataraman, A., Surface Review and Letters. 19, 2012, 1-8.
91. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline-polyvinyl alcohol-NiO nano composite film. Sindhu Honmute, Arunkumar Lagashetty and A. Venkataraman, International J of applied Research, 03, 2013, 91-93.
92. Photo-bio-synthesis of irregular shaped functionalized gold nano particles using edible mushrum pleurotus florida and its anticancer evaluation. Ravishankar Bhat, Sharanabasava Ganachari, Raghunadan Deshpande, Ullas Shetti,Ganesh Sanjeev, A. Venkataraman. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology B: Biology. 125, 2013,   63- 69.
93. Nano silver: Biosynthesis, Detoxification, Toxicity and Potential Applications –mini Review. S. Kantrao, D.S.Balaji, A.H.Rajasab. and A.Venkataraman. Modern Aspect of functional materials, Tumkur University press, 3, 2013, 1-15.
94. Changes in the properties of lexan polycarbonate by UV-irradiation. K.Hareesh, A.K. Pandey, Sangappa, Ravishankar Bhat, A. Venkataraman, Ganesh Sanjeev, Nucl.Instr and Meth. in Phy. Res. B, 295, 2013, 61-68.
95. Rapid biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Areca Nut (Areca catechu) extract under microwave-assistance. Ravishankar Bhat, Sharanabasava Ganachari, Raghunadan Deshpande, G. Ravindra, A. Venkataraman. Journal of Cluster Science. 24,   2013, 107-114.
96. Biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using extract of fungi Acremonium diospyri Ravishankar Bhat , Sharanabasava V. Ganachari , Raghunandan Deshpande, Mahesh D. Bedre, A. Venkataraman*, Inernational Journal of Science Research, 01 (04) (2013) 314-16.
97. Synthesis of Monodispersed silver nanoparticles-interprenetrating polymer network. Sindhu Honmute, Ravishankar Bhat, Sharanabasava Ganchari, H.M.P.Naveenkumar, A. Venkataraman*, Advances in Applied Research. 05(02)(2013)1-7
98. Biosynthesis of Noble Metal Nanoparticles: From Synthesis to Applications. Raghunadan Deshpande, Ravishankar Bhat, Basawaraj Bendegumble, A.Venkataraman*, Reveiws in Advanced Sciences and Engineering. 03 (03) (2014) 1-14.
99.

Preparation and characterization of γ-Fe2O3 dispersed polystyrene nanocomposite film. Tyyab Ali

and A.Venkataraman,  International journal of Applied engineering & technology 7 (2014)122-126

100. Biosynthesis and characterization of stable silver nanoparticles using Ficus religiosa leaf extract: A mechanism perspective. Kantrao S and A.Venkataraman, Journal of Cluster Science, DOI: 10.1007/s10876-014-0697-1.

Invited Talks

1. Lectured as a Resource Person in Refresher Course in Chemistry, Physics, Applied Electronics at our University and at other Colleges.
2. Delivered lecture on Solid State Chemistry and Materials Chemistry at PDA Engineering College, Gulbarga on 7th Oct. 2004.
3. Delivered lecture on New Routes to Nanomaterials Synthesis at ISRO, Trivendrum on 1st June 2005.
4. Delivered four lectures on Polymers and Materials Chemistry at refresher course in Chemistry organized by Bangalore University, Bangalore on 27th July 2005.
5. Delivered lecture on Nanotechnology and its Applications at VG Women's College, Gulbarga on 2nd Sept. 2005.
6. Delivered lecture at District Science Centre, Gulbarga on 24th Sept. 2005.
7. Delivered lecture on Recent Trends in Nanomaterials Synthesis at the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore on 3rd Oct. 2005.
8. Delivered four lectures on Synthesis, Characterisation and Some Studies of Ceramic Materials-l at refresher course in Chemistry organized by Goa University, Goa on 7-8th Oct. 2005.
9. Delivered lecture at District Science Centre, Gulbarga on 15th Nov. 2005.
10. Acted as Judge in Gulbarga District Level Science Fair in District Science Centre on 24-26th Nov. 2005.
11. Delivered lectures on Nanotechnology and its Applications at Vijayanagar College, Hospet on 8th Dec. 2005.
12. Delivered lecture on Science-Present Day Trends (An Overview) at Vijayanagar College, Hospet on 8th Dec. 2005.
13. Delivered lecture on Convergence of Nanotechnology with Biotechnology at the Seminar on Science, Technology and Society, organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, Gulbarga Chapter, Gulbarga on 19th Feb. 2006 in Doddappa Appa Auditorium, SB College, Gulbarga.
14. Delivered lecture on New Vistas in Materials Synthesis at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary on 10th May 2006.
15. Delivered lecture on X-ray Diffraction-Principle, Instrumentation and Applications, a brief Review at Luqman Pharmacy College, Gulbarga on 12th Aug. 2006.
16. Delivered lecture on Advanced Materials for the Next Two Decades at the Short Term course on Advanced Materials organized by Basaweshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot on 27th Oct. 2006.
17. Delivered lecture on Recent Trends in Materials Synthesis (Nano) at the National Conference on Current Trends in Materials Research held at Marathawada University, Aurangabad, on 31st Jan. 2007.
18. Delivered two lectures on Future Directions in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology and Polymers at Refresher’s Course held at Mysore University, Mysore on 6th March 2007.
19. Delivered lecture on Future Directions in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology at Two day national seminar on The role of material science in Electronic Industry and Information Technology on 9-10th March 2007 held at Dnyaprassarak Mandal’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Goa.
20. Delivered lecture on Studies on Polyaniline-Metal oxide nanocomposites at the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore on 12th March 2007.
21. Delivered lecture on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology – future perspectives at Dept. Mechanical Engineering, KBNCE, Gulbarga on 21st May 2007.
22. Chaired for the lecture on World of Polymers Smart Gels – Perspectives and Futures at District Science Centre, Gulbarga on 27th November 2007.
23. Delivered lecture on “New synthetic routes to nanomaterials – an overview” in International symposium on advanced materials and processing (ISAMP-2007) held at Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot on 29-30th Oct. 2007.
24. Delivered lecture on “New vistas in synthesis of nanomaterials (wet chemical and biological) - an overview” in ugc sponsored National Seminar on Novel polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry held at Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, ap on 22-23rd Feb., 2008.
25. Delivered lecture on “Synthetic routes to nanomaterials – an overview” in Two-day national seminar on "Recent Advance in Nano Science held at Department of chemistry, Osmanabad College of Science, Marathawada university, Osmanabad, on 23-24th Feb., 2008.
26. Special lecture on “Advances in Materials Science and Technology” at Department of Physics, Sant Gadgebaba University, Amaravati, on    April 2010.
27. Delivered Lecture at nanomaterials – Nanobiotechnological applications in Deportment of Biotechnology, GUG, on 21 march 2011.
28. Luqman Pharmacy college, 26th August 2012, Nantechnology for medicine, under DST-INSPIRE Program.
29. HKE’S Pharmacy college, 01st September 2012, Nanotechnlogy and funding opportunities (National Seminar on Nanotechnology).
30. Panel Discussion on “Producing Healthier young Indians by the applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology” at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 28th Sept 2012 (under the auspious of KSSTA).
31.  Delivered two lectures on “Nanotechnology for Medicine-An Overview” at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore on 13th October 2012(two days National Conference on Nanotechnology for Medicine).
32. INSPIRE lecture delivered at Kakatiya University, Warangal on 21st Dec 2013 on “Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications”.
33. Invited speech as a chief guest at Annual Convocation of HKE’S Homeopathic College, Gulbarga on 10th Jan 2013.
34. INSPIRE Internship camp at HKEs Matoshree Taradevi Rampure institute of pharmaceutical sciences, delivered lecture on 21st Jan 2013, from Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications-Nano Perspective
35. Lecture series at Saradar Patel University, Gujarat on different Materials Science topic on 10th to 16th Feb 2013 (Total 6 lectures) as UGC Visiting Fellow.
36. Lecture on “Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications” during National Science Day at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 27th Feb 2013.
37. Lecture at national conference on “Role of chemistry in Nano world” at A.V.Patil College of Arts and Science, Aland, Gulbarga on 04th March 2013(National; Conference), also acted as Advisor, National Organising Committee.
38. Inauguration of Science exhibition, at S.B. Residential College, 17th Sept., 2013, as chief guest.
39. Under INSPIRE program, lecture title, “from Atoms to Molecules to Materials”, delivered at KCT, college of Pharmacy, Gulbarga on
40. Oct., 26th 2013, delivered special lectures (two) on Concepts in advanced Chemistry-New Direction in synthesis, and Nanochemistry- concepts to applications, at Govt. Arts and Science College, Karwar, Dept. of Chemistry.
41. Acted as Judge to select best oral and poster paper award in Physical Chemistyr Section, at the 32nd annual National conference of the Indian Council of Chemists, organized by Chemistry Department, Karnataka University Dharwad, on 28-30 Nov.2013.
42. Acted as Chairman for a session at the 32nd Annual National conference of the Indian Council of Chemists, Organised by chemistry Department, Karnataka University Dharwad on 28th -30th Nov.2013.
43. National Conference on “Recent Trends in chemistry Education”, 13th and 14th Dec.,2013, Organised bby Dept. of Chemistry, Sir Sayeed College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Auragnabad-431001, Delivered an invited talk “From Atoms to Materials-Directions in Nanotechnology” on 14th Dec.,2013.
44. INSPIRE program, delivered two talks on “From Atoms to Molecules to Compounds-concepts”, and “New Directions in Nanochemistry”, on 26th Dec.,2013, at Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy for women, Nasik.
45. Lecture titled, From “Atoms to matter”, popular talk at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 3rd Jan 2014.
46. Acted as Chief Judge, at the “Role of Science museums in creating scientific temper”, organized by District Scince Center, Gulbarga on 17th Jan 2014.
47. Delivered lecture with the title,”Nanoscience and Nano Chemistry-Concepts to Applications”, at Gavi Siddeshwar College of Science, Arts and Commerce, under the KSTA sponsored conference.
48. Delivered a lecture on, “Polymer Nanomaterials- A new class in conducting polymers”, at Govindram Seksaria Science Degree College, Belgaum, at the UGC sponsored State Level seminar on Recent advances in Polymer Materials, on 31st Jan.2014.
49. Delivered a lecture on, “Nano Chemistry-Concepts to Applications”, at P. C. Jabin’s Science College, Hubli at the UGC sponsored National level seminar on Recent advances in Chemistry, on 25th Feb.2014.
50. Adressing school students at Chinmaya mission, on the topic, “creating scientific temper”, Hubli. On 25th Feb. 2014.
51. Acted as Jugde and Mentor (MHRD recognized in Chemistry), at the DSIR-DIET conducted INSPIRE Award Science Projects, at Gulbarga from 28th Feb., to 1st March 2014.
Conferences Organised
1. Acted as Local Co-Convener in Regional Workshop and National Conference in Polymer Science-Past, Present and Future, 8-10th Jan.1998, organized by Chemistry Department, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
2. Helped and Involved in organizing a Short-Term Course on New Trends in Materials Chemistry, Jan.2001, at Department of Chemistry, GUG.
3. Acted as Convener in National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 09-10th Jan. 2006 organised by Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
4. Acted as Coordinator for National Organizing Committee in National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007 organized by Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
5. 2007 – International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processing, ISAMP-2007 (Member-National Advisory Committee).
6. 2007- National Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Member-Organizing Committee).
7. 2007- Special Lecture Series for PG students of Physical Sciences (Organizing Committee member)
8. 2008- Nano Science & Curriculum Development –Coordinator, march 11 2008 Dept. of Materials Science GUG.
9. Convener, GUG-PEL, National Symposium on High Energy Materials, 26th April, 2011.
10. Acted as National Advisory Committee member at Int. and National confs. (Other than Gulbarga Univ.,):  Universities = four, Colleges = ten.
11. Independent Director at Premier Explosives Limited, Hyderabad.
12. Coordinator: GUG-PEL, Hyderabad, Research Program on High energy Materials.
13. Acted as national advisory committee member and chairman at national conferences 15,
14. Acted as national advisory committee member and chairman at national conferences 15,
15. Acted as sectional Chairman, at national and international conference =15.
16. Address delivered as guest of honor at the annual graduation ceremony 1, HKE societies Homeopathy College, Gulbarga.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life member, Indian council of Chemists (ICC).
2. Life Member, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).
3. Member, Institute of Materials, UK (1996 - 97).
4. Life member Magnetic society of India (MSI).
5. Life member, Association of British Council Scholars.
6. Life Member, Society of Polymer Science, India.
7. Life Member, Indian Society for Materials Chemistry, India.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes Attended:
1. Attending and Presented Papers at many of the MRSI National Conferences.

2.

Attending and Presented Papers MSI Conferences National Conferences.
3. Attended the Orientation Course in Department of Chemistry, Gujarath University, Ahmadabad, 1989 (?)
4. Attended the Orientation Course in Department of Chemistry, Jamia Milea, 1990 (?)
5.

Attended 7th International Confederation on Ferrites, held at Bordeaux, France, Sept., 1996.

6. Attended Spring Workshop and Conference on Materials (Institute of Materials, UK) at Manchester, UK, Spring 1996.
7. Winter School on Solid State and Materials Chemistry, at JNCASR Bangalore, Dec., 2000.
8. Attended and gave a talk at the Short-Term course (summer workshop) on High Energy High Density Magnetic Materials, Department of Materials Science, IIT Kharagpur, July 2000.
9. Participated at Advanced Refresher Course on Materials and Solid State Chemistry at SSCU, IISC, Bangalore, Feb., 2000.
10. IUPAC Advanced workshop on Nano Materials, JNCASR Bangalore, Feb., 2001.
11. “Synthesis of some ceramic materials employing microwave and combustion method”, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor and A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in International Symposium on Recent Advances in Inorganic Materials, RAIM-02 (EM184) held at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai on Dec. 11-13, 2002.
12. The g-Fe2O3 dispersed polyethylene glycol nano composite: structure, morphology and thermal studies, Arunkumar Lagashetty, Vijayanand Havanoor, Basavaraja S and Venkataraman A, A paper presented in an International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, CPS25, 787-795, being held at CUSAT, Cochin during 16-17th Jan., 2004.
13. Attended and Participated One day “Remote sensing Awareness workshop” sponsored by ISRO, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Bangalore, at the Environmental Science Department, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 20th March 2004.
14. Attended and Participated and delivered a talk on Synthesis of materials in One day Seminar on “Prospects in Ceramic Technology” on 7th Oct. 2004 at Department of Ceramic and Cement Technology, PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga.
15. Attended and Participated One day International seminar on “Future Prospects: Bridging the Gap between University and Pharma Industry through Dialogue and Collaboration” on 5th Nov. 2004, at Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
16. Attended a Mid- Year Meeting of the Academy held at Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore on July 7-9, 2005.
17. Attended and Participated a "National Seminar and Cafe Scientifique on Trends in Physics" in Celebration of World Year of Physics 2005 on 20th Dec.'2005 at Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
18. Synthesis and Characterization of Meghamite Nanoparticles employing microwave assisted route using different precursors, H. V. Vijayanand, L. Arunkumar, S. Basavaraja, A. Saleem, D. S. Balaji, A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in the National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas (ISCAS 2005), 1-3rd Dec. 2005, Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa, India.
19. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Peltophorum pterocarpum", Abdul Saleem and A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in the 93rd Indian Science Congress held at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad on Jan. 3-7, 2006.
20. Density-Functional Study of Au-Cu Binary Clusters of Small Size (N=6): Effect of Structure on Electronic Properties, Laxmikanth Joshi, G. Krishna Chaitanya, S. Basavaraja, K. Bhanuprakash and A.Venkataraman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (P-46).
21. "A New Route to Synthesis and Stabilization of Silver Nanoparticles", S Basavaraja, D S Balaji, A R Rajasab, B K Prabhakar and A Venkataraman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (P-33) and Won the Best Poster Presentation.
22. "Synthesis and Characterization of g-Fe2O3 nanoparticles", Uday Deshpande, T Sripathi, S Basavaraja, H Vijayanand, A Venkataraman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga (P-24).
23. Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Polyaniline-g-Fe2O3 Magnetic Nanocomposites as Sensor Materials, H. V. Viiayanand. R.L. Raibagkar and A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
24. Nickel Oxide Dispersed Rubber Nanocomposites, Arunkumar Lagashetty and A. Venkatarman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), .9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
25. g-Fe2O3 -An Efficient Gas Sensing Material, B. Govindraj and A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga. University, Gulbarga.
26. A New Combustion route to synthesis of Manganese -Zinc Ferrites, Vijay. A.Hiremath, H. Vijayanand, A. Venkataraman, P.M. Gurubasavaraj, and N. V. Sastry, A paper presented in the Advances in Materials Science (AMS-06), 9-10th Jan. 2006, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
27. Attended and Participated in the Indo-Japan Conference on Novel-Giant- Magnetoresistive Materials and their Electronic Structures held at Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 30th Jan., 2006.
28. Attended and chaired a lecture at "National Conference on Applied Mathematics on 7-8th Feb. 2006 at Department of Mathematics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
29. Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the fungus Fusarium semitectum”, S Basavaraja, D S Balaji, A R Rajasab, B K Prabhakar and A Venkataraman, A paper presented in the National Conference in Chemistry 2006, Central College Bangalore, 27-29th Sept. 2006.
30. Synthesis, characterization and studies on some important metal oxides, S. Basavaraja, A. Venkataramana, selected, participated and presented a paper presented in the International Winter School on Chemistry of Materials held at JNCASR, Bangalore from 12-19th Dec., 2006.
31. Thermal and Morphology Studies on g-Fe2O3Pani Composites, B. Govindaraj and A. Venkataramana, A paper presented in the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
32. Characterization of meghamite nanoparticles synthesized through microwave-assisted method, Basavaraja S, Balaji D S and Venkataraman, A paper presented in the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
33. Synthesis, Characterization of various polyanilines using Different concentration of oxidants, Mahesh D Bedre, Shivkumar V and A Venkataramana, A paper presented in the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
34. Synthesis ad Characterization of Substituted Polyaniline a Gas Sensor Materials, Vijayanand V.H, Basavaraja S, Balaji S D, Mahesh D B, Shivkumar V, Swaruparani, Arunkumar L, and A Venkataramana, A paper presented in the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
35. Synthesis and Characterization of g-Fe2O3 and Nickel doped g-Fe2O3 Using Microwave assisted route: Sensitivity towards methanol, ethanol and Liquid Petroleum gas, H.V.Vijayanand, A. Saleem, V.A. Hiremath, B. Govindraj, N.N. Mallikarjun L. Arunkumar, S. Basavaraja, S.D. Balaji, Swarooprani, B. Mahesh, Shivkumar Jyothilaxmi. S,  A. Venkataraman, A paper presented in the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th Jan. 2007, Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
36.  Attended Prof. C. V. Raman Memorial Symposium on “Importance of Basic Science Education in the present Scenario” and gave a talk “Opportunities and Avenues in Materials Science” on 7th Nov. 2007 at HKES’s, M. S. I. PU College, Gulbarga.
37. Microwave induced rapid extracellular synthesis of Gold and Silver bioactive Nanoparticles from (Psidium Guajava) Guava Leaves, Raghunandan Deshpande Dr. Manjunath S Y, Dr. Venkataraman A R, A paper presented in the Bangalore Nano-2007 held at Bangalore on Dec. 6-7th, 2007.
38. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by strains of Cladosporium Cladosporioides, Balaji D S, Basavaraja S, Mahesh D Bedre, Arunkumar L, Venkataraman A, A paper presented in the National Seminar on Novel Polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry, 22-23rd Feb. 2008, Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India.
39. Solvothermal Synthesis and Characterization of acicular a-Fe2O3 nanoparticles, Basavaraja S, Balaji D S, Mahesh D Bedre, Shivanand K, Vinay Kumar, Venkataraman A, A paper presented in the National Seminar on Novel Polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry, 22-23rd Feb. 2008, Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India.
40. Interfacial Polymerization Synthesis and characterization of Polyaniline and Polyaniline-Silver Nanocomposites, Mahesh D Bedre, Basavaraja S, Balaji S, Raghunandan D and A Venkataraman, A paper presented in the National Seminar on Novel Polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry, 22-23rd Feb. 2008, Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India.
41. Gas sensing characteristic of biofunctionilized gold and silver nanoparticles, Raghavendra S, Sharanbasava V.G, Raghunandan D and Venkataraman A, A paper presented in the National Seminar on Novel Polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry, 22-23rd Feb. 2008, Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India.
42. Synthesis of biofuctionalized silver and Gold nanoparticles from Different plants, Raghunandan Deshpande, Manunath S.Y., Venkataraman A, A paper presented in the National Seminar on Novel Polymers, Nanoscience and Green Chemistry, 22-23rd Feb. 2008, Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP, India.
43. International Conference on Communication, Computation, Control and Nanotechnology (ICN-2010),                         Rural Engineering College, Bhalki, October 29-30, 2010
44. Special lecture on “Advances in Materials Science and Technology” at Department of Physics, Sant Gadgebaba University, Amaravati, on    April 2010.
45. Kalburgi-Kampu-2010, organized by Sri Kottala Basaveshwar Bharatiya Shikshana Samiti, Sedam Hyderabad-Karnataka Abhivrudhi Vibhaga, Dec 23, 2010-Jan 1,2011
46. Bangalore Nano science and technology involving Dec 31, 2011
47. Delivered Lecture at nanomaterials – Nanobiotechnological applications in Deportment of Biotechnology, GUG. on 21 march 2011.
48. Delivered Lecture at Luqman Pharmacy college, 26th August 2012, Nantechnology for medicine, under DST-INSPIRE Program.
49. Delivered Lecture at HKE’S Pharmacy college, 01st September 2012, Nanotechnlogy and funding opportunities (National Seminar on Nanotechnology).
50. Panel Discussion on “Producing Healthier young Indians by the applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology” at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 28th Sept.2012 (under the auspious of KSSTA).
51. Delivered two lectures on “Nanotechnology for Medicine-An Overview” at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore on 13th October 2012(two days National Conference on Nanotechnology for Medicine).
52. INSPIRE lecture delivered at Kakatiya University, Warangal on 21st Dec. 2013 on “Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications”.
53. Invited speech as a chief guest at Annual Convocation of HKE’S Homeopathic College, Gulbarga on 10th Jan 2013.
54. INSPIRE Internship camp at HKEs Matoshree Taradevi Rampure institute of pharmaceutical sciences, delivered lecture on 21st Jan 2013, from Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications-Nano Perspective.
55. Lecture series at Saradar Patel University, Gujarat on different Materials Science topic on 10th to 16th Feb 2013 (Total 6 lectures) as UGC Visiting Fellow.
56. Lecture on “Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications” during National Science Day at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 27th Feb 2013.
57. Lecture at national conference on “Role of chemistry in Nano world” at A.V.Patil College of Arts and Science, Aland, Gulbarga on 04th March 2013(National; Conference), also acted as Advisor, National Organising Committee.
58. INSPIRE Internship camp at HKE’s Matoshree  Taradevi  Rampure institute of pharmaceutical sciences, delivered lecture as mentor in Chemistry, (MHRD recognized S.No.2046) on 21st Jan 2013, “From Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications-Nano Perspective”.
59. Delivered a Lecture on “Atoms to Molecules-Concepts to Applications” during National Science Day at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 28th Feb 2013.
60. Introduction to chemistry and materials chemistry. Lecture delivered in VGST Belagavi, July 2013.
61. Acted as Chief Judge and Mentor (MHRD recognized S.No.2046) at the District Level Science Exhibition cum Project organized by DIET, Kamalapur at Gulbarga, 27th – 28th July 2013.
62. Acted as Chief Judge and Mentor at the District Level Science Exhibition cum Project organized by DIET, Bidar at Humanabad, 24th – 25th July 2013; at Bidar, 26-27th July 2013.
63. Acted as Chief Judge and Mentor at the STATE Level Science Exhibition cum Project organized by DIET, Bellary, 25 th – 17 th Sept.2013.
64. Inauguration of Science exhibition, at S.B. Residential College, 17th Sept., 2013, as chief guest.
65. Delivered a INSPIRE program, as mentor in Chemistry (MHRD recognized S.No.2046) lecture title, “Nanoscience and Technology from Concepts to Applications”, delivered at KCT, college of Pharmacy, Gulbarga on 28th Oct., 2013.
66. Acted as Judge to select best oral and poster paper award in Physical Chemistry Section, at the 32nd annual National conference of the Indian Council of Chemists, organized by Chemistry Department, Karnataka University Dharwad, on 28-30 Nov.2013.
67. Delivered two lectures at the INSPIRE program, on “From Atoms to Molecules to Compounds-concepts”, and “New Directions in Nano chemistry”, on 26th Dec.,2013, at Pravara Rural college of Pharmacy for women, Nasik, as Mentor in Chemistry (MHRD recognized S.No.2046).
68. Delivered Graduation Day Address as Guest at Annual Graduation Day Function of HKE’S Homeopathic College, Gulbarga on 10th Jan 2013.
69. Delivered eight Lectures at Chemistry Department (UGC CAS recognized) Sardar Patel University, Gujarat on different Materials Science topic on 10th to 16th Feb 2013 (Total 6 lectures) as UGC Visiting Fellow
70. Lecture at national conference on “Role of chemistry in Nano world” at A. V. Patil College of Arts and Science, Aland, Gulbarga on 04th March 2013(National; Conference), also acted as Advisor, National Organizing Committee.
71. Delivered a series of Eight Lectures on General Chemistry, {Polymers, Polymer Composites, Polymer materials, and nanostructured polymers at the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, S K University, Anatapuramu under the auspicious of SAP program, on 9th and 10th Nov., 2013.    
72. Delivered special lectures (two) Nov., 26th 2013, on Concepts in advanced Chemistry-New Direction in synthesis, and Nanochemistry- concepts to applications, at Govt. Arts and Science College, Karwar, Dept. of Chemistry.
73. Acted as Judge to select best oral and poster paper award in Physical Chemistry Section, at the 32nd annual National conference of the Indian Council of Chemists, organized by Chemistry Department, Karnataka University, Dharwad, on 28-30 Nov.2013.
74. Acted as Chairman for a session at the 32nd Annual National conference of the Indian Council of Chemists, Organised by Chemistry Department, Karnataka University Dharwad on 28th -30th Nov.2013.
75. Delivered a lecture at the UGC sponsored National Conference on “Recent Trends in Chemistry Education”, 13th and 14th Dec.,2013, Organised by Dept. of Chemistry, Sir Sayeed College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Auragnabad-431001, Delivered an invited talk “From Atoms to Materials-Directions in Nanotechnology” on 14th Dec.,2013.
76. Delivered lecture with the title, “Nanoscience and Nano Chemistry-Concepts to Applications”, at Gavi Siddeshwar College of Science, Arts and Commerce, under the KSTA sponsored conference
77. Delivered a lecture on, “Ploymer Nanomaterials- A new class in conducting polymers”, at Govindram Seksaria Science Degree College, Belgaum, at the UGC sponsored State Level seminar on Recent advances in Polymer Materials, on 31st Jan.2014.
78. Delivered a lecture on, “Nano Chemistry-Concepts to Applications”, at P. C. Jabin’s Science College, Hubli at the UGC sponsored National level seminar on Recent advances in Chemistry, on 25th Feb.2014.
79. Delivered a Lecture titled, “From Atoms to matter”, popular talk at District Science Center, Gulbarga on 3rd Jan 2014.
80. Acted as Chief Judge, at the “Role of Science museums in creating scientific temper”, organized by District Science Center, Gulbarga on 17th Jan 2014.
81. Addressing school students at Chinmaya mission, on the topic, “creating scientific temper”, Hubli. On 25th Feb. 2014.